Canada


Police evacuate all schools in Prince Edward Island

2016-09-21 18:29

Police say all schools on the small Canadian province of Prince Edward Island have been evacuated because of a 'potential threat'.

Two dead in helicopter crash with power lines

2016-09-05 08:14

Two people died and another was injured after a helicopter collided with power lines in eastern Canada, police said.

North American couple appear in new Taliban hostage video

2016-08-30 22:30

An American-Canadian couple held hostage by the Taliban for four years, have urged their governments to pressure Kabul to change its policy on executions of captured insurgents, according to a new video which has surfaced.

Three killed in apparent crossbow attack in Canada

2016-08-26 10:54

A 35-year-old male suspect has been arrested in connection with an apparent crossbow attack outside Toronto, Canadian police say.

Outcry in Canada over video showing spear-hunted bear

2016-08-17 18:53

An online video showing an American hunter spearing a black bear and leaving the animal to die in the Canadian woods has prompted outrage and calls to ban the "archaic" practice.

Dead Canada attack suspect prepared martyrdom video

2016-08-11 21:13

A Canadian man previously banned from associating with ISIS, prepared a martyrdom video and was about to commit a terrorist attack before being shot at, police say.

Canada to investigate fatality caused by defective airbag

2016-08-05 09:18

Canadian authorities launched a probe into faulty airbags after a ruptured inflator caused another death.

Anglican Church of Canada votes against same-sex unions

2016-07-12 10:40

The Anglican Church of Canada has voted against authorising same-sex marriages after a nearly week-long debate about blessing such unions.

Amid police tensions, Ice Cube leads rap defiance

2016-07-10 18:16

Ice Cube co-wrote one of the defining protest songs against police brutality and, at a moment of soaring tension with US law enforcement, the rap legend did not hold back.

Dutch court grants Canada extradition in cyberbully case

2016-06-28 20:10

An Amsterdam court has ruled in favour of extraditing a Dutchman to Canada where he is wanted on charges linked to the cyberbullying of a teenager who committed suicide in 2012.

 

SA-born judge told woman to 'keep her knees together' in rape trial

2016-09-14 17:59

South African-born Canadian judge Robin Camp is facing possible removal from the bench for comments he made to the complainant in a 2014 rape case.

US evaluating Taliban video of captive couple in Afghanistan

2016-08-31 20:05

The State Department has said it has been evaluating a video released by the Taliban showing a Canadian man and his American wife warning that their Afghan captors will kill them and their children unless the government stops executing Taliban prisoner.

Canadian government sets up probe of switched at birth case

2016-08-29 11:17

The Canadian government is setting up a third-party investigation after DNA evidence indicated two men from a northern Manitoba indigenous community were switched at birth.

Canada's Mounties allow women officers to wear hijab

2016-08-23 20:29

Hoping to boost recruiting of Muslim women, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will allow its officers to wear hijabs as part of their uniforms.

Canadian lone wolf 'potential terrorist' had extensive global ties to jihadists

2016-08-12 13:42

An alleged Islamic State sympathiser shot dead by Canadian federal police had been detained last year for pro-ISIS media posts, and an investigation has revealed extensive ties to foreign jihadists.

Canada terror suspect dead after police operation

2016-08-11 07:50

A suspect is dead after Canadian police force thwarted an alleged suicide bomb plot.

Canada's economy growing at slowest pace in 60 years

2016-08-02 17:30

Canada is in the midst of one of its weakest expansions ever, and only the housing boom keeps it from getting worse.

Ukraine, Canada sign 'milestone' free trade deal

2016-07-11 19:11

Ukraine and Canada have signed a "milestone" free trade agreement designed to bolster support for the war-scarred former Soviet republic in the face of an increasingly assertive Russia.

Trudeau becomes first Canadian PM to march in Toronto Pride parade

2016-07-04 12:41

Justin Trudeau made history by marching with tens of thousands of people in Toronto's Gay Pride parade, becoming the country's first sitting prime minister to participate.

North American leaders make energy pledge

2016-06-28 16:04

The leaders of the US, Canada and Mexico are set to pledge to use renewable energy to generate half of North America's power by 2025, White House officials say.

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